Based on his father's bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Sean Covey applies the same principles to
teens, using a vivacious, entertaining style. To keep it fun, Covey writes, he "stuffed it full of cartoons, clever
ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world... along with a few other
surprises." Did he ever! Flip open to any page and become instantly absorbed in real-life stories of teens who have
overcome obstacles to succeed, and step-by-step guides to shifting paradigms, building equity in "relationship bank
accounts," creating action plans, and much more.
As a self-acknowledged guinea pig for many of his dad's theories, Sean Covey is a living example of someone who has
taken each of the seven habits to heart: be proactive; begin with the end in mind; put first things first; think
win-win; seek first to understand, then to be understood; synergize; and sharpen the saw. He includes a comical
section titled "The 7 Habits of Highly Defective Teens," which includes some, shall we say, counterproductive
practices: put first things last; don't cooperate; seek first to talk, then pretend to listen; wear yourself out...
Covey's humorous and up-front style is just light enough to be acceptable to wary teenagers, and down-and-dirty enough
to really make a difference. (Ages 13 and older) --Emilie Coulter